UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

UCL is one of the most exciting places to study history of art in the country. This programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the visual arts, covering a wide range of visual imagery and making use of London's extensive public collections, libraries, museums and architecture.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to key problems, debates and skills in the history of art; a survey of Western art with seminars based on close study of works of art in London; normally study of a relevant foreign language; normally work on the required component subject (either anthropology or history or philosophy). Year 2: study of techniques in art, of the historiography and methodology of art, and seminar work, often involving close study of objects, leading to a deeper understanding of specific periods or problems in the history of art; work in the component subject continues. Year 3: normally work on 2 special subjects, and an undergraduate report.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 98%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 73%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 25
Studying and working 15
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 43%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 4%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation